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Martin Luther King Day-Dream Speech: a remembrance

Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream” speech on August 28th, 1963. Millions of Americans heard his poetic demands for...

Harriet Tubman-a woman for all seasons

Harriet Tubman-a woman for all seasons

The choice of Harriet Tubman for America’s $20 bill thrills me because it acknowledges two under-represented groups in our country:...

Words, war, worry

Words, war, worry

“I know how to misuse a brain cell…” World War II buddies

Originally published on ChicagoNow Letters of a World War II Airman Corps Cadet, navigator-in-training, Frank Ebner writes to a former...

World War II Air Corps Cadet’s Squadron breaks records

World War II Air Corps Cadet’s Squadron breaks records

Frank Gartz’s squadron is breaking records and collecting honors.… Click to read more

Seeing Santa

My online friend, Shirley Hershey Showalter, inspired me to write this post about a favorite Christmas memory. I signed up to...

Veterans Day: World War II Mom worries for her Air Corps cadet son

Frank Gartz is in trouble with his sergeant and getting too many. demerits and restrictions. His mother writes him a...

Harsh words with sergeant mean trouble for WWII air cadet

Don’t talk back to an officer! That’s pretty good general advice in the military, but it can be hard when...

Depraved art, my uncle, and me

Depraved art, my uncle, and me

A trove of Modernist art, some 1500 works, were discovered in a Munich home. You can read why this discovery...

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